Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

December 11, 2012

4 p.m. AFTERNOON UPDATE: Area school evacuated after threatening message found

GLASGOW — A written threat found at a county school led to the evacuation of students Tuesday.

Just after noon it was brought to the attention of Austin Tracy Principal Brian Clifford that there was a potential threatening message on a bathroom wall in the school, according to a Barren County school district press release.

Clifford immediately began to follow all procedures by placing a call to district contact Cortni Crews in the district's central office. While Crews was informing Superintendent Bo Matthews, Clifford confirmed there was a threatening message on the wall.

Following district policy and procedure, students were moved to Mount Olivet Baptist Church. The Barren County Sheriff's Office was alerted and officers along with district office personnel and the Austin Tracy Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the school to assist with the situation.

As of 1:35 p.m., the building was cleared and declared safe.

“At no time was any student or staff member in any imminent danger,” said Crews in the release. “There was no evidence that it was a credible threat, but swift procedures will always be taken to protect the safety of our students in any situation.”

Law enforcement officials will continue the investigation. School will be in session at Austin Tracy on Wednesday as regularly scheduled.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Video